If a surgical error caused you preventable pain, additional medical care, and other issues, Underwood Law Office’s team is here to help. Our Melissa surgical error lawyer helps clients seek and recover compensation for the harm that a surgeon’s medical malpractice caused. We also pursue cases against other medical professionals, hospitals, surgical centers, and facilities.
A Melissa medical malpractice attorney from Underwood Law Office may be able to help you get the money you need to cover your related expenses and losses. We offer free initial case consultations and have someone who can speak with you now. We will assess your case, explain your options, and discuss how we can help you take the next steps.
Underwood Law Office Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Our Clients
Underwood Law Office’s team handles various medical malpractice cases in Texas. We know how to navigate the process, build a strong case, and seek fair compensation for our clients. When we represent you, you can count on our attorneys to fight to protect your rights and get justice. We handle all cases with no upfront fees. We only charge attorney’s fees from the compensation we win for you.
You can read reviews our previous clients shared with us and look at our case results to understand how Underwood Law Office seeks compensation for every client—and often obtains favorable results. We are not afraid to pursue any surgical error case in Melissa. We can show that your case has merit and how the opposing parties are legally responsible. This could include any local hospital or another facility:
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — McKinney
- Medical City McKinney
- Methodist McKinney Hospital
- Texas Health Presbyterian
For a free legal consultation with a surgical error lawyer serving Melissa, call (972) 535-6377
Understanding Your Melissa Surgical Errors Malpractice Case
Doctors and other medical care providers have procedures and protocols they must follow. When they deviate from them, patients can suffer harm. This could support a medical malpractice case. When it comes to surgical errors, malpractice usually occurs in any of these ways:
- The medical professional performs the wrong surgery or unnecessary surgery.
- They perform surgery on the wrong body part or the wrong patient
- There make anesthesia errors
- Contraindications or allergies to anesthesia or other medications occur
- Other body parts suffer injuries
- They can leave foreign objects, often instruments or sponges, inside the patient
- Preventable infections occur
- Other preventable pre- or postoperative complications can occur
To prove a medical malpractice case, we must have evidence that shows the doctor didn’t just make a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead, we must confirm the doctor failed to uphold their duty of care to the patient. According to Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, a strong malpractice claim shows:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed, which means the doctor owes the patient a certain duty of care
- The doctor breached their duty, failing to provide an acceptable level of care
- This breach injured their patient
- The patient incurred financial, physical, and/or psychological harm
To this end, our Melissa injury attorneys work with a robust network of medical professionals and experts. We ask them to review our client’s relevant medical records and other case files. They could then provide a written affidavit that explains:
- The acceptable standard of care the patient should have received
- What happened to the patient
- Whether they believe medical malpractice occurred
Our team understands the Texas medical malpractice laws in Section 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. With help from experts, we can assign liability, build a collection of evidence, and develop a strong case to support your claim. You can count on Underwood Law Office to protect your rights and seek a fair settlement based on your case’s facts.
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Recoverable Damages in a Melissa Surgical Error Claim or Lawsuit
Our attorneys get justice for our clients by recovering fair compensation based on their expenses, losses, and estimated future financial harm. We gather documentation of the recoverable damages and demand compensation for them. This could include:
Economic Damages Available After Medical Malpractice in Melissa
Almost any related expenses or financial loss could qualify if there is a bill, receipt, or other documentation. Common examples include:
- Additional medical care and related expenses
- Future care and support costs
- Lost income and reduced earning ability
- Miscellaneous expenses
Non-Economic Damages in a Surgical Errors Case
Texas also allows injured victims to recover compensation for their pain and suffering and other intangible losses. However, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.301 sets a cap on non-economic damages. These awards are generally limited to $250,000, although there are exceptions.
Wrongful Death Can Occur Because of Melissa Surgical Errors
When surgical errors occur at a Melissa, TX, facility, it can create injuries or make the situation worse. In some cases, this can lead to death. When patients die from medical malpractice injuries, their survivors could recover the compensation available in a claim or lawsuit.
The rules for these cases are somewhat different. Our team can help you understand the steps and handle your case. Contact us today for a free case review.
Texas Statute of Limitations Deadlines Matter in a Melissa Surgical Errors Case
When we cannot reach a settlement agreement with the accused doctor or hospital, we sometimes sue for fair compensation. This can occur for other reasons, as well. Our trial attorneys handle these cases and manage the entire process for our clients.
Generally, we have two years to begin a medical malpractice lawsuit for injuries or wrongful death under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
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Discuss Your Options for Compensation With Our Melissa Surgical Errors Team Today
At Underwood Law Office, our team provides free case assessments. You can talk to our knowledgeable team member for free today. We will evaluate your case, explain your options, and discuss how these cases work. We can answer your questions and explain our fee structure. Let us assess your injury case with you today.
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